Improving Endangered Ecological Community across the North West

Brigalow Endangered Ecological Community (EEC) provides habitat for a large number of species, it is listed as known to contain 17 fauna species that are threatened nationally and/or in Queensland and/or in New South Wales, as well as providing ecosystem services (including carbon storage, habitat for pollinators, erosion control and salinity control).

Brigalow woodland EEC is also habitat for the Painted Honeyeater, which is listed as vulnerable under the Federal EPBC Act. Conservation of brigalow woodland has a direct positive impact on Painted Honeyeater (Grantiella picta) population health. Brigalow woodland is predominantly under threat from clearing and fragmentation, overgrazing, spray drift and invasive species. This project aims to engage the community to implement actions to reduce these threatening processes to the EEC.

Through increasing landholders knowledge on the management requirements of the EEC and implementing targeted management actions including grazing management, weed monitoring and treatments and revegetation within project sites, these activities will contribute to the conservation of the community at project sites and across the region, by improving and enhancing ecological function across the landscape.

This project commenced in July 2018 and will conclude in June 2023 and is funded by the Australian Government’s National Landcare Program.

Project contact: Pip Jones 0427 454 795